Delta Lloyd Asset Management N.V. bought a new position in shares of CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 44,887 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $5,622,000.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. RMB Capital Management LLC raised its stake in CME Group by 3.1% in the first quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 114,834 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $13,642,000 after buying an additional 3,501 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its stake in CME Group by 5.6% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 12,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,485,000 after buying an additional 660 shares during the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its stake in CME Group by 2.4% in the first quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 35,589 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,228,000 after buying an additional 836 shares during the last quarter. Viking Fund Management LLC raised its stake in CME Group by 3.6% in the second quarter. Viking Fund Management LLC now owns 29,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,632,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC raised its stake in CME Group by 4.7% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 5,609,151 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $666,367,000 after buying an additional 253,258 shares during the last quarter. 82.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ CME) opened at 126.25 on Friday. CME Group Inc. has a one year low of $98.95 and a one year high of $127.96. The company has a market cap of $42.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.77 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a 50-day moving average of $124.02 and a 200 day moving average of $121.62.

CME Group (NASDAQ:CME) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.03. CME Group had a net margin of 46.05% and a return on equity of 7.61%. The business had revenue of $925 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $931.05 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.14 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that CME Group Inc. will post $4.80 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.66 per share. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. CME Group’s payout ratio is 53.99%.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of CME Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CME Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $127.00 price objective on shares of CME Group in a research note on Friday, July 14th. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price objective (down previously from $136.00) on shares of CME Group in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price objective on shares of CME Group from $130.00 to $135.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $131.63.

In other CME Group news, COO Julie Holzrichter sold 5,925 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.23, for a total value of $700,512.75. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 42,082 shares in the company, valued at $4,975,354.86. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Derek Sammann sold 2,100 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.86, for a total transaction of $247,506.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 31,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,656,724.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 81,670 shares of company stock valued at $10,140,819 in the last 90 days. 0.57% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

CME Group Company Profile

CME Group Inc, through its exchanges, provides products across all asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The Company’s segment primarily consists of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc (CME), Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc (NYMEX) and Commodity Exchange, Inc (COMEX) exchanges.

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